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February 5, 2016

Ampere-Lapparent Glacier Retreat, Kerguelen Island

Comparison of Ampere Glacier (A) and Lapparent  Glacier (L) southern outlet glaciers of the Cook Ice Cap in 2001 and 2013 Landsat images; red arrow indicates 2001  terminus locations, yellow arrows 2013 terminus locations and purple arrow upstream thinning. Kerguelen Island sits alone at the edge of the furious fifties in the southern Indian Ocean. The island features numerous glaciers, the largest being the Cook Ice Cap at 400 square …